POTOMAC VALLEY - RIVER BEND HISTORICAL REFERENCE:
The River Bend Estates Civic Association originally formed in the early 1960's, and the Potomac Valley Civic Association formed in the late 1960's. A friendly proposal was made to joing the two adjacent civic associations to the Potomac-Valley Riverbend Civic Associaton merged into one organization at the Fall Meeting, November 15th, 1978 at Fort Hunt Elementary School. The merger added strength by increasing the number of families participating in the joint endeavors and the Civic Association objectives.
Beautifully situated near the Potomac River wher the 'river bends' toward George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, over 200 families now reside on what was once George Washington's River Farm. It is bordered by Old Fort Hunt Road to the north, Fort Hunt Park to the east, Vernon View Drive to the west, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway to the south. It comprises nearly 100 acres.
By Deeds of Lease and Release - equivalent to a Conveyance of the Fee under present law - George William Fairfax held land that he later conveyed to George Washington. Washington rode his horse to inspect his River Farm operation. Many of the large oak trees still remain in today's neighborhood.
With our rich history and connection with George Washington, it seemed appropriate to call the neighborhood newsletter The River Farm News. The newsletter and this website serve as the principal communication link with the respective families who are "United for Neighborly Living"